Christopher Buchanan

Christopher Buchanan

Christopher Buchanan is a New York City based playwright. His first play "The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie" was read at CAP21 studios in November of 2014. His second play, "The Rule Book Can't Apply", received a public reading as part of The First Reads Festival at The PlayGround Experiment, a multi-cultural theatre company dedicated to fostering a community of New York theatre...
Christopher Buchanan is a New York City based playwright. His first play "The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie" was read at CAP21 studios in November of 2014. His second play, "The Rule Book Can't Apply", received a public reading as part of The First Reads Festival at The PlayGround Experiment, a multi-cultural theatre company dedicated to fostering a community of New York theatre artists, creators and patrons. As a performer in his native city of Washington, DC, he appeared as Klingon Hamlet for WSC Avant Bard in two productions of "By Any Other Name: An Evening of Shakespeare in Klingon", which featured George Takei and Stephen Fry. He portrayed famed scientist Raymond Gosling in the world premiere of "Photograph 51" for Active Cultures Theatre. Christopher also appeared in productions and readings for Rorschach Theatre, Theatre Alliance, Theatre Lab of Washington, Unstrung Harpist and Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre. Christopher has studied playwriting in New York City at the Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts. He also studied acting in Washington, DC at the Theatre Lab Academy of Dramatic Arts and the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory.

Plays

  • Angels Watching From Afar
    Old time religion, the civil rights movement, old school and modern feminism and #BlackLivesMatter collide in the household of an unconventional and fragile family of black women in the Nation's Capital. Akiylah, questioning all forms of religion, resists the family church, placing her at odds with both Autumn and Patricia. However, the sisters are united against a common enemy: racial and sexual...
    Old time religion, the civil rights movement, old school and modern feminism and #BlackLivesMatter collide in the household of an unconventional and fragile family of black women in the Nation's Capital. Akiylah, questioning all forms of religion, resists the family church, placing her at odds with both Autumn and Patricia. However, the sisters are united against a common enemy: racial and sexual harassment by the police. They attend a #BlackLivesMatter demonstration and find themselves getting into big trouble. Their dilemma forces Patricia to reveal a dark secret from her own revolutionary past. Will this revelation tear this fragile family apart for good?
  • Moondance
    Sally departs from an abusive marriage with nothing but her pride, leaving her with the unenviable task of rebuilding her life from scratch. After bouts of homelessness and living on borrowed money, she finally finds work as a waitress when Terrell, a burned out psychologist, hires her to work the night shift in the dive bar he started. While Sally works the bar, she hasn't given up on her literary dreams...
    Sally departs from an abusive marriage with nothing but her pride, leaving her with the unenviable task of rebuilding her life from scratch. After bouts of homelessness and living on borrowed money, she finally finds work as a waitress when Terrell, a burned out psychologist, hires her to work the night shift in the dive bar he started. While Sally works the bar, she hasn't given up on her literary dreams. She is hired by Derrick, a recently divorced book publishing entrepreneur, but things don't go according to plan. They become romantically involved and discover a similar past that threatens to destroy everything they worked for.

    "Moondance" is Volume Three of The Broken People's Trilogy.
  • The Rule Book Can't Apply
    Playoffs, scholarships and friendships are on the line for the starting five of a high school girls basketball team in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Fouls are committed … nefarious boys, teen angst and personal drama threaten to unravel the fabric of this closely knit group of young women. MacKenzie, the senior captain, must make some tough choices to save the team. Will they rebound for the win or foul...
    Playoffs, scholarships and friendships are on the line for the starting five of a high school girls basketball team in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Fouls are committed … nefarious boys, teen angst and personal drama threaten to unravel the fabric of this closely knit group of young women. MacKenzie, the senior captain, must make some tough choices to save the team. Will they rebound for the win or foul out for good?

    "The Rule Book Can't Apply" is Volume Two of "The Broken People's Trilogy."
  • The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie
    One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Three million children will experience domestic violence as well. These are the frightening statistics that define the world of Bonnie, ace high school student and captain of the basketball team, and her mother Sally. They find strength in their relationship, but in a moment of bonding, an unexpected revelation happens that will shake...
    One in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Three million children will experience domestic violence as well. These are the frightening statistics that define the world of Bonnie, ace high school student and captain of the basketball team, and her mother Sally. They find strength in their relationship, but in a moment of bonding, an unexpected revelation happens that will shake Bonnie's world. Bonnie receives a death threat after a violent confrontation with her father. She must make a decision that will have a great impact on her destiny.



    "The Emancipation of Bonnie Marie" is Volume One of "The Broken People's Trilogy."